Vermont’s foliage display is underway in all parts of the state, and the annual show is progressing according to anticipated patterns. Color is most pronounced in the northeastern region of the state, and pockets of the Northeast Kingdom are fast approaching peak and will likely be at peak conditions this weekend. Early to mid-season color continues to progress nicely elsewhere in the state, while the southern tier and western region are still experiencing early stages.
Green and gold grace the Champlain Valley, as many species hang on to their summer leaves and box elder and ash begin to turn. Red maples everywhere showcased their vibrant reds early and show no sign of letting up. Recent cold snaps at night and gentle rain have amplified the season, and if bright, sunny days and cold nights continue, color could pop quickly. The season has progressed nicely, and if the weather continues to cooperate, brace yourself for the next level in the days and weeks to come!
Take in the scenery from stunning heights with a fire tower hike. Better yet, try a fire tower triple header and see all present foliage stages with hikes at Molly Stark State Park (early stages), Allis State Park (mid-peak), and Elmore State Park (near peak).